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  • New Product! Healthy Snacks for Kids Education Cards

    We are pleased to unveil our product of the week - Healthy Snacks for Kids Education Cards Snack time is a great time for kids to eat foods that benefit their growing bodies. The Healthy Snacks for Kids Education Card highlights the importance of snacks for kids  identifies what types of foods to offer more and what foods to limit  and suggests some easy  kid-friendly snack options. The card also offers snack advice and information about selecting healthy beverages.  Engaging photography and simple  easy-to-read bulleted text make this education card a useful resource for parents and caregivers.  The card features...

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  • Grants to address childhood obesity and type-2 diabetes prevention

    A great opportunity from Notah Begay III Foundation for the right program… Four multi-year (18 month) grants of up to $60,000 each will be awarded to support the implementation of action plans and strategies to address systemic barriers in childhood obesity and type-2 diabetes prevention. Community Action Grants will build on the planning work conducted by Native American communities who are ready for the “next stage” of implementing their youth obesity and type-2 diabetes prevention strategies. This funding opportunity will NOT support direct service programming. Rather, these grants will support actions that are addressing systemic change by engaging the community...

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  • Grants Promote Financial Markets Literacy Programs

    From our friends at GrantStation... Grants Promote Financial Markets Literacy Programs NASDAQ Educational Foundation The NASDAQ Educational Foundation is dedicated to promoting learning about capital formation, financial markets, and entrepreneurship through innovative educational programs. The Foundation’s Educational Projects or Programs grant category provides support to educational institutions and nonprofit organizations for classroom and extracurricular financial markets literacy programs at the high school, college, and university levels. Programs targeting teacher training and professional development for adults are also eligible for support. In addition to the Educational Projects or Programs category, grants are provided for research, fellowships, and curriculum development at the...

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  • New Product! Cooking with Kids Education Cards

    We are pleased to unveil our product of the week - Cooking with Kids Education Cards     It’s never too soon to get kids excited about healthy eating. Helping prepare and cook foods is a great way for children to learn, have fun, and try nutritious foods. The Cooking with Kids Education Card highlights ways to make cooking with children easy and fun, including suggestions for preparing to cook, identifying different age appropriate tasks for preschoolers and school-age kids, and advice for keeping kids and the food safe. Engaging photography and simple, easy-to-read bulleted text make this education card...

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  • Running Programs for Youth Funded

    From our friends at GrantStation... Running Programs for Youth Funded Saucony Run for Good Foundation The Saucony Run for Good Foundation is committed to improving the lives of children by helping to prevent and reduce childhood obesity. Grants of up to $10,000 are provided to nonprofit community organizations that initiate and support running programs for youth. Program participants must be 18 years of age or younger. Priority will be given to programs that serve youth populations not traditionally exposed to running programs. Grant requests are reviewed two times per year; the next application deadline is February 1, 2016. Visit the...

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  • New Outdoor Product Design & Development Degree Program!

    Today we learned from Lindsey Shirley, Associate Professor and Extension Specialist at Utah State University that they are responding to the demand for a trained workforce in outdoor product design and development by creating an innovative and industry-inspired degree program. Not only is the industry calling for a trained workforce, but the demand for new and innovative outdoor products continues to rise. According to the Outdoor Industry Association (2012), more than 140 million Americans make outdoor recreation a priority. This fact is illustrated by the over $646 billion that was spent on outdoor products in 2012 (Outdoor Industry Association, 2012...

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  • Grants for pre-K-12 School Libraries

    A great opportunity for the right place... The Laura Bush Foundation for America’s Libraries is offering grants of up to $7,000 to update, extend, and diversify the book collections of pre-K-12 school libraries throughout the United States. Only schools where a minimum of 85 percent of the student body qualifies for the federal Free or Reduced Lunch Program are eligible to apply. Deadline: 12/14/2015. Online application information is available on the Foundation’s website here.

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  • Wishing You Health and Happiness this Holiday Season!

    On behalf of everyone here at Learning ZoneXpress, Happy Holidays! The following are fun health tips we put together for you to forward to students, clients, friends, and family. Healthy Eating for the Holidays The holidays are a great time for celebrating. With a little thought and planning, you can still enjoy all the holidays have to offer while keeping nutrition and wellness in mind. Bring a healthy dish to holiday gatherings. The party host will be grateful for the help and guests will appreciate a healthier menu option. Make fruits and vegetables the star. Make fruits and vegetables the...

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  • Happy Family & Consumer Sciences Day

    It's a day to celebrate our hard working FACS teachers and colleagues! And what's the best way to celebrate? By Dining In! The American Association for Family & Consumer Sciences has everything you need to get started - and don't worry if you're just reading about it now - it really just celebrates what you're already doing and promoting! For the second annual Family & Consumer Sciences Day, the American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences will be asking families to prepare and eat a healthy meal together on December 3rd. December 3rd was chosen to honor AAFCS Founder Ellen...

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  • Don't Be a Turkey...Eat Healthier this Thanksgiving!

    The holidays are a great time for celebrating and enjoying your favorite foods, but it is often the hardest time of the year to eat right. By choosing reasonable portion sizes and healthier dishes, your Thanksgiving dinner can still be healthy and delicious! Here are 6 easy tips to keep your Thanksgiving meal healthier: Eat a hearty breakfast before your holiday meal. If you show up starving you are more likely to overeat. Eat plenty of vegetables. Go the MyPlate way and fill 2/3rds of your plate with a rainbow of vegetables. Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate…Drink lots of water before...

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